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This Acceptable Use Policy (this "AUP") describes prohibited uses of the web services offered by DigitalOcean, LLC and its affiliates ("DO") (the "Service") and activities that are not allowed on the DO network. The examples described in this AUP are not exhaustive. We may modify this AUP at any time by posting a revised version on the DO Site. By using the Service or accessing the DO Site, you agree to the latest version of this AUP. If you violate the AUP or authorize or help others to do so, we may suspend or terminate your use of the Service. This AUP is incorporated by reference in your Agreement with DO.
Capitalized terms used in this AUP and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given in the Agreement.
Inquiries regarding this AUP should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may not use, or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to use, the Service or DO Site for any illegal, harmful or offensive use, or to transmit, store, display, distribute or otherwise make available content that is illegal, harmful, or offensive. Prohibited activities or content include:
You may not use the Service to violate the security or integrity of any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device (each, a "System"). Prohibited activities include:
You may not make network connections to any users, hosts, or networks unless you have permission to communicate with them. Prohibited activities include:
You will not distribute, publish, send, or facilitate the sending of unsolicited mass e-mail or other messages, promotions, advertising, or solicitations (like "spam"), including commercial advertising and informational announcements. You will not alter or obscure mail headers or assume a sender's identity without the sender's explicit permission. You will not collect replies to messages sent from another internet service provider if those messages violate this AUP or the acceptable use policy of that provider.
You must comply with the laws and regulations applicable to bulk or commercial email in your jurisdiction. In addition, your bulk or commercial email must meet the following requirements:
These policies apply to messages sent using the Service, or to messages sent from any System by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via the Service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers. These requirements apply to distribution lists created by third parties to the same extent as if you created the list.
We reserve the right, but do not assume the obligation, to investigate any violation of this AUP or misuse of the Service or DO Site. We may:
You may not attempt to probe, scan, penetrate or test the vulnerability of a DO system or network, or to breach the DO security or authentication measures, whether by passive or intrusive techniques. Additionally, you may not perform such testing of your own Service without DO's prior written consent.
You must comply with the rules and conventions for postings to any bulletin board, chat group or other forum in which you participate, such as IRC and USENET groups including their rules for content and commercial postings. These groups usually prohibit the posting of off-topic commercial messages, or mass postings to multiple forums.
You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your the Service.
You may not use the Service in a manner that infringes on or misappropriates the rights of a third party in any work protected by copyright, trade or service mark, invention, or other intellectual property or proprietary information. For example:
In addition, you may not use the Service to publish another person's trade secrets, or to publish information in violation of a duty of confidentiality. It is DO's policy to terminate the services of customers who are repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
You may not use any shared System provided by DO in a way that unnecessarily interferes with the normal operation of the shared System, or that consumes a disproportionate share of the resources of the System. For example, we may require you to repair coding abnormalities in your Cloud-hosted code if it unnecessarily conflicts with other Cloud customers' use of the Cloud. You agree that we may quarantine or delete any data stored on a shared System if the data is infected with a virus, or is otherwise corrupted, and has the potential to infect or corrupt the System or other customers' data that is stored on the same system.
You are responsible for violations of this AUP by anyone using your Service with your permission or on an unauthorized basis as a result of your failure to use reasonable security precautions. Your use of the Service to assist another person in an activity that would violate this AUP if performed by you is a violation of the AUP.
You must use reasonable efforts to secure any device or network within your control against being used in breach of the applicable laws against spam and unsolicited email, including where appropriate by the installation of antivirus software, firewall software and operating system and application software patches and updates. Our right to suspend or terminate your Service applies even if a breach is committed unintentionally or without your authorization, including through a Trojan horse or virus.
If you breach the AUP we may suspend or terminate your Service in accordance with the Agreement. We may intercept or block any content or traffic belonging to you or to users where the Service is being used unlawfully or not in accordance with this AUP.
No credit will be available under the DO Service Level Agreement for interruptions of service resulting from any AUP violation.
If you become aware of any violation of this AUP, you will immediately notify us and provide us with assistance, as requested, to stop or remedy the violation. To report any violation of this AUP, please contact us at email@example.com.